Supervisor, Child Youth & Aquatics | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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JOB TITLE: Supervisor, Child Youth & Aquatics
LOCATION: YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka – Orillia, ON
PLACEMENT: Immediate, Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Child, Youth & Aquatics
SALARY: TBD based on experience

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe and Muskoka Counties in Central Ontario.

With a staff complement of 900+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $33 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 4,000 day campers in addition to 800 residence campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several employment centres, including Huntsville and Parry Sound.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “The YMCA is a charity that excels in strengthening our communities by providing opportunities for all to grow in Spirit, Mind and Body.” Our Vision is to be recognized as the community leader in lifelong health and personal growth.

The Supervisor Youth and Aquatics is responsible for successfully managing quality youth and aquatic programs and services in a safe, service oriented environment.

• Develop high quality programs and services in accordance with YMCA standards and best practices, member needs and Association strategic directions.
• Monitor and maintain high member participation and retention through the delivery of exceptional programs and services.
• Using approved measurement tools, monitor all programs and services for quality, consistency, retention and overall effectiveness.
• Develop a departmental operating budget in cooperation with the General Manager.
• Monitor the fiscal health of the department flagging significant variances in a timely manner. Take appropriate action to rectify any significant variances.
• Achieve the annual budget contribution as approved by the Board.
• Follow all YMCA standards and best practices and regulations as defined by the Health Department, and other governing bodies.
• Ensure the safety and security of YMCA members and participants at all times through the supervision of qualified, well trained staff.
• Recruit, train, schedule and evaluate an exceptional team of staff and volunteers.
• Ensure that staff hold current qualifications as per Health Regulations and YMCA standards. Maintain current, copies of all qualifications on file both locally and at the Association Offices.
• Conduct monthly in-service training for aquatics staff concentrating on safety procedures, effective child and youth focused instruction techniques and exceptional YMCA service standards.
• Ensure a front line presence during day, evening and weekend hours as required by YMCA programs and services. Interact with members and participants on a regular basis in order to maintain accessibility and foster relationships.
• Maintain an efficient flow of information to ensure that staff, members and volunteers are well informed. Ensure that communication is clear, professional and effective.
• Function as an active contributing participant on the centre senior staff team.
• Maintain a high level of retention among qualified, high performing aquatics staff and volunteers through ongoing coaching, development and mentoring.
• Provide front line support to the other departments as required.


• Degree or Diploma
• YMCA Swim Instructor certification or equivalent (Red Cross or Life Saving Society)
• Current NLS Certification
• Certified Pool Operators Certificate preferred
• Healthy Child Development Training
• SAM Training
• Duty Manager Training
• Emergency Training
• Minimum 2 Years Program Delivery Experience
• Current Standard First Aid & CPR C
• Clear Police Reference Check

Commitment to Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development.

Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.

Initiative: Exhibits high levels of personal energy and stamina matched by a predisposition to take the initiative to challenge and improve the status quo.

Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.

Planning and Organizing: Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long-term work goals.

Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses, and implementing them.

Quality Focus: Ensures that success criteria for self, staff and programs are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery.

Self Management: Works independently within prescribed parameters, can discern the relevance of issues and communicate them effectively to their supervisor.

Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.

Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness.


Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Gilda Evely,
General Manager, Orillia YMCA
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Fax: 705-325-0243

Applications will remain open until 5:00pm on Friday August 24th, 2012.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.